Author Archives: Charity Apple

Scaring up fun: Horror Show co-creator talks about county’s haunt

By Nick Chester Times-News correspondent  Dean Jones, one of the creators of the Original Hollywood Horror Show and an Alamance County native, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Teens & 20s. Dean and his brother, Starr, are award-winning makeup artists and have been scaring up business at the Horror Show in [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 24, 2018)

Times-News • Hip Pocket Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday as part of the Thursday at 7 concert series. Free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food donations for the Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. For more details, call 336-792-1188. • “Peter Rabbit”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Bill Cooke Park, 1010 [...]

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Williams grad a finalist in global science competition

By Alexandria Gaines Times-News    You can hear the excitement in Sam Cryan’s voice as he talks about being one of 29 semifinalists in a global science competition. “I was having lunch with one of my friends when I started talking about math, as happens when I start talking with my friends, and they interrupted [...]

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Musician Morgan Moore discusses music & more

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White will feature a youth artist once a month on the Teens & 20s page. Today is the first installment of the series.    Art is all around us — from Hollywood and Broadway to hometown dance studios  and state fair [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 17, 2018)

Times-News • Megan Doss Band: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Haw River Municipal Park, 1130 Pine St., Haw River, as part of the Haw River Concert in the Park Series. Admission is free, but concertgoers need to bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. The event will be rain or shine. For more [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 10, 2018)

Times-News • Friends of Alamance County Public Libraries’ fall book sale: noon to 6 p.m. today through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the May Memorial Library, 342 S. Spring St., Burlington. Use the Davis Street entrance. For more details, [...]

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From drab to fab: Tips on decorating your dorm room

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    Though August has come and gone, college students all across the country are still in search of easy, cheap and do-it-yourself   décor that will make their dorm rooms or apartments look like they belong in a magazine spread. While it may be tempting to spend $30 on that mini, [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 3, 2018)

Times-News  • Friends of Alamance County Public Libraries’ fall book sale: noon to 6 p.m. Friday (for members only but memberships available for sale at the door); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 10-14; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15; 1:30 p.m. to [...]

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Creative and cost-effective: Thrift stores offer savvy fashions

By Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent  The start of a new school year often means empty pockets from back-to-school shopping. But for all the savvy fashionistas out there, this is an opportunity to be creative as well as cost-effective with shopping at thrift stores. Thrift stores have a bad reputation to a lot of people, often [...]

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Advice to high school freshmen

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent The high school experience will vary from person to person. It could be the worst four years of a person’s life or it could be the best. Freshman year sets up the next three years. As a senior, I look back at my choices freshman year and while there’s so [...]

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